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Monday, August 03, 2009

5 DUI arrests from Independence checkpoint, saturation patrol

Beer From IPD: The Independence Police Traffic Safety Unit conducted a sobriety checkpoint along westbound US40 Highway at Crysler Ave while simultaneously conducting a DWI saturation patrol along US40. The saturation patrol began on Friday 7/31/09 at 10:00 PM and ended on Saturday 8/1/09 at 4:00 AM. The checkpoint was operated from 12:30 AM to 3:30 AM. The entire operation was staffed by (21) officers.

During the hours of operation (72) cars were checked at the checkpoint and (52) cars were stopped during the saturation patrol with the following arrests and citations:

(5) DWI -- (3) from checkpoint, (2) from saturation patrol
(23) Hazardous Moving Violations
(11) No Valid Driver License
(18) Other Traffic Violations
(1) Drug Arrest
(11) Warrant Arrests
(4) Other Arrests


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